Sunday, 27 February 2011

Signs of Spring

I took these photographs last weekend, but didn't get them blogged, so thought I'd put them on now, as spring is definitely coming and things are changing daily.
Daffodil Shoots

The daffodils are already a little taller and the heads beginning to show.

First Rhubarb Shoot
There are now about 7 or 8 little shoots on the rhubarb.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Artful Bags - Monet Box Bag

It's time for the  Febraury Artful Bag Challenge! at Frosted Petunias Blog
Our second theme is Alter It. The objective is to take any object that is NOT a bag and turn it into one. Boxes, pudding cups, bottles, mint tins, plaques...anything you can think of. The finished product can be decorative or functional but should clearly look like a bag.
I had a look around to see what I could find to alter and came across a few egg boxes.  I left the bottom of the box as it was so the origin of my little box bag was obvious.

I put a little 'jewel' on the 'clasp'

 I painted it with Gesso then Dylusions acrylic paints and sprayed with Dylusions Ink sprays.

When I had finished painting I realised that it reminded me of the colours of a Monet Water Lily painting (a style I like very much), so I added the large flowers to represent the waterlilies and a variety of beads for the handle.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

How cute am I?

We had a delivery of calves last Sunday, this weekend was the first chance I had to take some photographs.  Mr Cutie above is a Charolais cross (all crossed with dairy cows) which is what gives him is lovely pale coat.
This one is a British Blue cross (they used to be called Belgian Blues), not so cute but looking bright.  He was tucking into some nice hay when I disturbed him.

The Sunday Creative - Warmth

Join the Sunday Creative for more inspiring prompts HERE

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

February Issue of Papers and Pixels

It's time for the February Edition of Papers and Pixels the online Crafting magazine for digital and paper crafters.

Here are my layouts that are included in the magazine:

Photograph - Cathedral of the Archangel, Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Font - Vladimir Script
Alpha - Scarlet Heels, Dirty Print Alpha
Yellow Paper - Sunshine Sweet, Franziska Altman
Blue Paper - Maya de Groot, Snap
String - Dielle, Christmas Magic
Flowers - Scrap Shana, Tis the Season
Flower scatter - Soval Designs, Eros

Used the Watercolour filter and vivid light blending mode
Fonts - Papyrus, Palace Script, Tekton Pro

Papers - Sekada Designs from La feerie de Noel & Joyful Heart Designs from Inspiration Lane Weekly Download Collab

Leaves - Ninie Designs from Lavender Time

Hearts - Amanda Laborde, Vday collab freebie

Kit: Paws by Nicole Bradberry (NikkiL Designs)

Sunday, 13 February 2011

It's Sunday again - time for The Sunday Creative


Definition…noun; tender attachment
 I haven't shared this on my blog yet, maybe I wanted to hug my news to myself for a little longer.  Or maybe it is because this news does not just affect me.  However, as soon as I saw the prompt for this week's Sunday Creative I knew that it was time to share my new grandson with the world!
Welcome Travis
Granny Janice and Travis


Sunday, 6 February 2011


Time for the Sunday Creative again. This week the prompt is Perspective.

somewhat easier than last week's prompt as I have lots of photographs showing perspective, so I decided to play around with this one, make it black and white and use an artistic filter.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Is this Love

This is the new kit from DSD by Athena available at the Digital Design Den.  It's called 'Is this Love' and has lots of lovely pink papersHere are a couple of layouts I made with the kit.